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Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South
			
          BIOGRAPHY OF A SLAVE.

                     

                CHAPTER I.

Charles Thompson, born in Atala County, Mississippi-
  Division of Kirkwood's Slaves Among his Six Children
  -The Writer and his Two Sisters Fall to Mrs. Wilson-
  The Parting Between Mother and Child-Deprived of
  a Fond Mother Forever-Old Uncle Jack-Wilson
  Buys Uncle Ben from Strucker-Uncle Ben Runs
  Away and is Hunted with Blood-Hounds-Two Hun-
  dred Dollars Reward.

  I was a slave, and was born in Atala County,
Mississippi, near the town of Rockford, on the
third day of March, 1833. My father and mother
both being slaves, of course my pedigree is not
traceable, by me, farther back than my parents.
Our family belonged to a man named Kirkwood,
who was a large slave-owner. Kirkwood died
when I was about nine years old, after which,
upon the settlement of the affairs of his estate,
the slaves belonging to the estate were divided
equally, as to value, among the six heirs. There
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Biography of a Slave; Being the Experiences of Rev. Charles Thompson, a Preacher of the United Brethren Church, While a Slave in the South


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